NBA 2K20 has come under fire for its bug-ridden release, with various progression stoppers and general bugs marring the experience by a considerable margin. Understandably, buyers aren't taking this kindly, and a bugfixing update has been requested quite a lot.
The publisher, 2K Games, has been mum on the matter so far, having only released an official public statement recently. An expectedly political and neutral one at that, but a statement nonetheless. Good news is that a major patch is in the works, but they don't know when it might be coming out.
If you haven't been keeping track of things, let us summarise the lengthy list of issues that NBA 2K20 players face whenever they try playing the game:
- Various server-related issues and connectivity outages.
- Assorted glitches and bugs, including Rep losses and unnatural animations.
- Misleading marketing, promising features that ended up being stripped-down or outright missing.
- Aggressive monetisation techniques.
While some of these issues can (and certainly willy) be resolved via content updates and patches, others are a deliberate choice. Monetisation, in particular, is something of a hot topic among those who've been keeping a close eye on the game's development.
Recent patches have resolved some problems with the game, though many bugs and glitches remain. 2K's statement is somewhat optimistic, at least: "Although many of the issues seen during the first couple of days after launch have been fixed, we do understand that there are still issues that need to be resolved. We can assure you that our Dev team is working around-the-clock to prepare a soon to be released patch that will address other significant issues."
As we said - no word on the release date. NBA 2K20 will likely remain broken for a few days still, at the very least. We'll see how things develop, though.